This 55-gallon plastic open head drum is made of high molecular weight high-density polyethylene (HMWHDPE) plastic. This drum includes a natural color lid with 2" and 3/4" NPS fittings and lever lock ring closure. The drum barrel can be used as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils and more. The lever lock ring holds the cover onto the container with a latch (or toggle) that is pulled from one side to the other and applies torque to the two ring ends in a similar fashion to the bolt ring. UN specifications include a rating of UN1H2/Y160/S for solids.

Key benefits:
  • Ideal for storage and transportation purposes
  • Open head containers have a removable cover creating convenient access to the inside of the drum
  • UN Rated
  • Molded-in foot ring is designed to resist punctures and add stability
  • Lever lock closure
  • Flat bottom with pocket and sump
  • Proudly Made in the US


This information has been provided as a general guide. It is the customer's responsibility to select the proper container for product and application compatibility.

Additional Information

More Information
Capacity 55 gal.
Nominal Capacity 57 Gallons
Color Blue
Material HMWPE
FDA Approved Yes
Dimensions 23-1/4" Dia. (Outside) x 34-1/2" H
Weight 23.5 lbs.
Pallet Pack 8 ea.
Pallet Dimensions 48" L x 48" W x 75" H
Pallet Weight 188 lbs.
Country of Manufacture United States
Condition New
Closure Cover w/Lever Lock Ring Closure
Fittings 2" NPT & 3/4" NPT
UN Rating Solid UN1H2/Y160/S
Q & A
Customer Questions
What is the diameter and height? And what is the weight of each individual drum?
This drum's dimensions are 24" Dia. x 35" H. Each drum weighs 24 lbs.
What is the maximum weight capacity of each drum?
Thank you for your inquiry. The maximum weight capacity of this drum is 450 lbs. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Is this 55-gallon drum food grade and heat resistant to 180 degrees?
Thank you for your question. Yes, this drum is FDA approved, meaning it's food grade. However, the maximum temperature is approximately 160° F. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
Does this open head plastic drum come with a cover?
This open head plastic drum contains a removable lid for full, convenient access.
Can I use a heating blanket or band on this open head plastic drum?
Yes, we have heating bands specifically designed to heat plastic drums.
What is a lever lock closure on this open head plastic drum and how does it work?
The lever lock ring securely seals the drum. Simply place the ring around the drum and close the lever to seal. To open, lift the lever to release.
Are open head plastic drums food grade?
Reconditioned drums are not typically FDA-approved for food grade. Our new open head plastic drums are FDA approved for food or pharmaceutical storage.
What are open head plastic drums typically used for?
Open head plastic drums are versatile containers that are popular in a variety of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, and industrial. Open head plastic drums can also act as a rain barrel or storage container for chemicals, oils, and more.
Can you ship internationally? Where are you located?
The Cary Company online ordering platform is only set up to ship within the United States. For international shipments, please contact us at 630.629.6600 or Sales@thecarycompany.com, and we will be happy to process your order. Our main warehouse and office are located in Addison, Ill. We also have warehouses in across the United States that you can see here. Thank you for choosing The Cary Company.
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